Tadashi Yanai & family
Net Worth: $19.7BAge: 71Country/Territory: JapanSource: Fashion RetailIndustries: Fashion & Retail
Yanai built and runs Tokyo-listed retail clothing empire Fast Retailing, parent of the Uniqlo chain. He and his family own a 44% stake. Fast Retailing also owns two other chains: J Brand and Theory. The company reported net profit of $2.3 billion for fiscal year ended August 2019 on revenue of $21.3 billion Yanai resigned as an independent director from the board of SoftBank Group after 18 years, in December 2019. Yanai wants his company to become the world’s largest retailer, which means it would have to surpass H&M and Inditex (parent of Zara).